Investigation underway after 6 shot inside San Francisco UPS facility
By Jennifer Cruz
UPS workers evacuate a San Francisco facility following a Wednesday morning shooting that left four dead and several others injured. (Photo: NBC)
A shooting at a San Francisco UPS facility Wednesday morning left four people dead, including the gunman, who killed himself in front of responding officers.
Assistant Police Chief Toney Chaplin confirmed in a press conference that a total of six people were shot, but two survived and remain hospitalized. Five others sustained various injuries, which likely occurred as they rushed to safety when gunfire erupted.
The deceased victims were identified as Wayne Chan, 56; Michael Lefiti, 46; and Benson Louie, 50. The gunman was identified as Jimmy Lam, 38.
According to a San Francisco Police Department press release, officers were called to the facility just before 9 a.m. on reports of an active shooter with several people injured. Responding officers split into contact teams and as they came across injured victims, rushed them to safety, and immediately administered medical aid.
While searching the facility, one team encountered Lam, who was still armed with what was described as an “assault pistol.” At that point, Lam put the gun to his head and took his own life. No shots were fired by responding officers.